"The beads are Naga beads that I collected on a four month trip to India years ago. Apparently the Naga tribes people wore little more than jewelry—my kind of people! At the time, I met a woman from Bali who was buying these beads along with fabrics to resell and make her living. I was inspired to do the same, but ended up not parting with the beads and designing my own jewels instead."
Photography by Horacio Salinas
Photo courtesy Temple St. Clair